NVIDIA is doing something wrong when making agreements with publishers, the streaming service GeForce NOW has now lost support of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Codemasters and Klei Entertainment.
What this means for GeForce NOW subscribers is that AAA franchises like Gears of War, Halo and Forza will no longer be played on the platform. Warner Bros. games will also generate a great void in the streaming service, as franchises like Batman and Mortal Kombat will also be unavailable.
In the recent months, several departures have damaged the image of the streaming service, NVIDIA made a promise that couldn’t be kept. GeForce NOW was meant to be an ‘Open Platform’ NVIDIA explained that players who has purchased a game on Steam or Epic Games Store will be available to keep playing the game via GeForce NOW.
“If you buy it, you own it. If you already own it, play it. Your purchases are always yours.” … “In total, there are hundreds of games from more than 50 publishers that, once you own, are available for instant play. All these games are patched automatically in the cloud, so your library is always game ready.”
For those leaving, we’ll give gamers as much notice as possible
Certainly, the slogan of the platform ” Your games, your devices, play anywhere,” no longer fits what the service is actually delivering, something that might cause led to legal implications for NVIDIA has the company might be accused of false advertising. The service launched back in February 2020, but the way the service seems to be adding games to their platform appears to be unethical and borderline illegal, this was suggested by The Long Dark’s Director and Writer Raphael van Lierop, who revealed that he was sent graphics cards by NVIDIA as an apology.
It’s not all lost for NVIDIA, GeFORCE NOW still counts with the support from Epic Games and Ubisoft. Tim Sweeney stated via Twitter that his company “is wholeheartedly supporting NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW”
“Ubisoft fully supports NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW with complete access to our PC games from the Ubisoft Store or any supported game stores,” said Chris Early, senior vice president partnerships at Ubisoft. “We believe it’s a leading-edge service that gives current and new PC players a high-end experience with more choice in how and where they play their favorite games.”
Epic Games will now work closely with NVIDIA and make agreements to bring Epic’s catalog to the new streaming service.